Archive for: January, 2011

Tenerife boasts world�s 2nd-best hotel of all!

The Villa Cortes Hotel, in Playa de Las Americas received an average of 4.85 marks out of a possible five by its customers last year.Surrey-based online giant held a survey among customers to determine its top 20 hotels in 2010.  And, with 100,000 in the mix, the 151-roomTenerife hotel was voted second only to […]

XXVII Canary Islands Music Festival

Highlights will include the Boys Choir of Saint Florian, The Pagagnini group that mixes music with humour, and the presence of Fernando Argenta with the Orquesta Sinf�nica de Tenerife at a concert to be broadcast by Radio Television Española.     This winter there will also be large orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted […]

Snow, storms, sunshine

Few people, if any, can ever remember such atrocious weather hitting us so frequently. Yes, we always get the odd thunderstorm each year, but apart from a few showers, it’s usually sunshine all the way.But in the past few days, we have been bombarded with thunder and lightning, fierce storms, showers, snow on higher ground […]

Experts in Tenerife

The training activity, developed in late 2010, was organised by Tenerife Tourism in collaboration with the University of La Laguna and University-Business Foundation.   The ceremony was chaired by the vice president and chief executive of the Cabildo Insular de Turismo, Jos� Manuel Berm�dez, the director of the University of La Laguna, Eduardo Dom�nech, the […]

Spanish Government must be seen

Armando Peruga, co-ordinator for the WHO’s Tobacco-Free Initiative, insisted on Tuesday that simply approving the law was not enough. And he put the emphasis on the Government to let the public see it was prepared to enforce the legislation. “It is just as important that people believe the law is being complied with, as is actual […]

The Pope returns for a third time

Pope Benedict XVI, now 83, came to Valencia in 2006, a year after he was elected Pontiff. He returned last November for a two-day visit that included a stop in Barcelona to consecrate the famed Sagrada Familia basilica..The six-day festivities, from 16-21st August, will attract tens of thousands of pilgrims from around the world, with […]

Attention all home-owners

1) Is it necessary for clients who own property in Spain to have a separate Spanish Will?Strictly speaking, it is possible to have one English form will to cover all your assets, moveable or immoveable throughout the world. The Spanish Civil Code permits this in Spain (and Tenerife, of course). However, the practicalities are somewhat […]

Unions say yes to higher pension age

It was a hard-fought reform at the heart of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s battle to repair public finances and soothe rattled markets.Zapatero’s Socialist Government has pledged to put the retirement age back to cut expenses and prevent long-term finances sinking deeper into the red.The pension reform would be introduced gradually between 2013 and […]

Yamaha closes factory in Spain

The closure of the plant at Palau-Solita i Plegamans near Barcelona will affect nearly 420 workers, with production moved to another Yamaha factory at Saint-Quentin in northern France, the company said in a statement.     "All over the world, and Europe in particular, there has been a prolonged fall in sales figures which forces […]

No slope!

The seafront area of Playa Bobo immediately in front of the casino in Playa de las Americas in past months has seen vast improvements so that it is now possible for you to walk all the way from the port to Los Cristianos on the flat, ideal for visitors.     However, initially there appears […]

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